Thursday, May 31, 2012

 Took some pics before we left the campground..

 We stopped in Springville to see Grandpa and Grandma.


 Visiting Ammon and Abish on our way home.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The campground was really nice with grass and trees.

 Swimming at the pool...

The cold weather didn't stop the boys from swimming, though the pool was heated it was very cold still when you get off the water but they had fun!

 Playing with play doh.

After going to Capitol Reef we stopped at Fishlake National Forest. Russ tried fishing but it was windy and cold so we didn't stay for a long time.

The next day we went to Capitol Reef National Park.

Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.

We had lunch at the picnic area in Capitol Reef.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It was cold when we were in Cedar Breaks National Monument. We could see some snow in the ground so we didn't spent a lot of time there since we weren't geared for the weather but the view was beautiful!


Although there are many special places to see in the United States, few offer a spectacular view similar to Cedar Breaks.  Come visit a park that offers you the chance to stand above 10,000 feet on a cliff edge surrounded by lush forests and flower-covered meadows looking into a desert amphitheater 2,500 feet deep, covered with incredible, multi-colored hoodoos. 

We spent 3 nights camping at Richfield KOA on Memorial Weekend. We had a lot of fun doing things together as a family and went to see some new places. On our first day we went to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Bryce Canyon, famous for its worldly unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into bizarre shapes, including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called "hoodoos".

On our way our from Bryce Canyon we stopped at the Red Canyon. Red Canyon is located along Scenic Byway 12, just 9 miles from Bryce Canyon. Passing through it is required to get to Bryce Canyon National Park from the west.

  The kids  love seeing a lot of places.